- This event has passed.
Black History Program: I am a Lioness
Saturday, February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Dr. Piper Huguley-Riggins will present a program on how she uses historical fiction to reveal black women hidden figures of history. Registration is encouraged. Call 770-801-5330.
Piper Huguley-Riggins teaches Composition and various American Literature courses at Spelman College in Atlanta. Her courses are infused with her life-long love of history and politics. She teaches literature with those subjects as an ever-present backdrop, giving her courses an interdisciplinary approach. Her research interests are in Twentieth Century American Literature and popular fiction—especially in the biggest-selling genre of romance. She was published in Deborah Plant’s essay collection on Zora Neale Hurston scholarship, The Inside Light. In 2013, she was a Golden Heart nominee for her unpublished Historical Romance, A Champion’s Heart, from the Romance Writers of America. Named in 2015 as a top ten historical romance novelist in Publisher’s Weekly, Piper Huguley is the author of the Reconstruction era “Home to Milford College” series. She is a 2013 & 2014 Golden Heart finalist for two novels in the “Migrations of the Heart” series about the Bledsoe sisters and set in the early twentieth century.
Learn more about Dr. Huguley-Riggins at her website https://piperhuguley.com/
- Cindy Holmberg